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2008 CQ World Wide CW Contest Marks Major Milestone for K0DQ:

from CQ Communications on August 4, 2009
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2008 CQ World Wide CW Contest Marks Major Milestone for K0DQ:

2008 CQ World Wide CW Contest Marks Major Milestone for K0DQ

Becomes Possibly the Only Person Ever to Win All Six Major Ham Radio Contests

(Hicksville, NY August 4, 2009) Scott Redd, K0DQ, operating the 2008 CW weekend of the CQ World Wide DX Contest from Aruba as P40Q, racked up over a million more points than his closest competitor in the Single-Operator Low Power Class, and became perhaps the only person ever to win single-op world championships in all six major ham radio DX contests.

"I don't know of anyone else" who has won all the major contests, said CQWW Contest Director Bob Cox, K3EST, in announcing the results, which will be published in the September issue of CQ magazine.

Scott had his first taste of contest victory back in 1966, as a young Navy officer posted to Uruguay and operating CX2CO in the phone weekend of the CQ World Wide DX Contest. Over the succeeding years, Scott worked his way through the Navy ranks to Vice Admiral and became Commander of the Fifth Fleet, then served as a civilian in the Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority and as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center before retiring in late 2007. But ham radio and contesting were never far away, and operating from Mexico as XE1IIJ in the early 1970s, Scott won single-op world championships in the CQWW Phone Contest, the ARRL DX Phone and CW Contests and the CQ WPX Phone Contest. Thirty years later, when his professional life permitted a little more hamming time, Scott added the WPX CW crown as P41P, operating from P43P's station in Aruba, in 2002. The only prize that eluded him -- until now -- was the CQWW CW.

"I've been trying like a son-of-a-gun to win (the) CQ World Wide CW," Scott commented in a 2008 interview with CQ. "I've come in number two, I've come in number three, but I've never won that one so that's still my goal, every time I get close, in CQ World Wide CW, to win the world."

When informed that he had finally achieved that goal, K0DQ said, "I guess the message is if you keep at it long enough good things happen. In this case, four decades. It's been a great ride ... and it's still magic!"

CQ congratulates Scott -- already a member of the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, for his contesting achievements on top of all his other achievements.

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2008 CQ World Wide CW Contest Marks Major Milestone for K0DQ  
by W5DQ on August 4, 2009 Mail this to a friend!
From one 'DQ to another, congratulations Scott. What's next? Happy to have met you at Visalia last year.

73,

Gene W5DQ
 
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